The evening includes food, beverages, great company, live music by the The Captain Wilson Conspiracy and an opportunity to make final bids on POTSKETCHES and one-of-a-kind ceramic works. Proceeds benefit the Clay Studio of Missoula's programs, facilities, and operations.
It is best to order tickets in advance at the Clay Studio of Missoula, by phone (406.543.0509) or in person (10am-5pm weekday in our office). You can also purchase tickets ONLINE via paypal by scrolling below.
If the event is not sold out prior, you may purchase tickets the night of the event
Tickets prices purchased by April 7:
Ticket prices purchased April 8-April 29: $60/person
Tables of ten for $500 are available on request.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Potsketch 2016 - and thank you to the following Event Sponsors for 2016 for their generous support:
Yoga Fitness Center
Datsopoulos, MacDonald,& Lind, PC
Diane Paparo Associates
Good Food Store
Lake Missoula Tea Company
Le Petit Outre
Gary Kiemele - RBC Wealth Mgmt
Ernest Dewey - RBC Wealth Mgmt
Trey Hill Studios
Julia Galloway Studios
Missoula Physical Therapy
Bitterroot Flower Shop
Missoula Broadcasting Company
Bathing Beauty Beads
In 2004, Jayson Lawfer (former Clay Studio Executive Director) designed and created POTSKETCH. It was conceived as a fundraiser to further develop and expand The Clay Studio of Missoulaís facilities. Jayson, Mike Kurz (Clay Studio Board President), and the rest of the Board of Directors wanted to incorporate local, national and international artists in a unique fundraiser. Because most artists draw, the idea to invite artists to take 10 seconds, 10 minutes, or 10 hours to draw a pot or an image that has had an impact on them seemed novel. To facilitate this, The Clay Studio board and staff selected a group of artists and sent out packages including a 5"x5" piece of Italian paper, a pencil, and a return mailer and asked the artists to donate an original work. By including the materials with the invitation it was the Studios intention to make it easy for these artists, but they also encouraged them to manipulate the material and use any medium they were comfortable with including ink, paint, wax, etc.
Well, the results were outstanding. Within a matter of days, the first drawings began arriving - Warren MacKenzie, then Akio Takamori, and the list of artists who participated kept going. The generosity and companionship from artists around the world was deeply felt. In its first fundraising year, The Clay Studio of Missoula was able to auction these drawings and raise $11,000. Now, in our ninth year, the artists' work has arrived with remarkable presence. This year's artists include past participants as well as many new submissions, and have arrived from America, Canada, Denmark and Germany.
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